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Even fish such as the often pesky perch are enjoyable to catch, no matter the size. Simply having the opportunity to head out fishing is an attraction greater than the size of fish actually landed. (Jason Durham / Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Even the smallest catch is valuable

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Last weekend Fish Hook Lake was busy. There were groups concentrated in several sections of the lake; some angling, some spearing, some inside fish houses, some on the open ice, hoping to catch everything from panfish to pike and everything in between.


My goal for the day was to catch some bluegill and crappie in the middle of the afternoon, which is typically a time when fewer fish are active. But that's not always the case.

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